Kids’ Chance of Arkansas was incorporated in 2001 with the mission of providing scholarships to the dependents of deceased and permanently totally disabled workers with compensable Arkansas workers’ compensation claims. Through 2016, the Kids’ Chance of Arkansas scholarship program has awarded 351 scholarships totaling $576,375.00. Funding for these scholarships is made possible through the generosity of corporate and individual donors, as well as fund raising events like the Kids’ Chance of Arkansas Charity Golf Tournament. In addition, Act 1757 of 2001 granted the Workers’ Compensation Commission the authority to donate any excess funds from the Commission’s annual educational conference to Kids’ Chance of Arkansas.

Although the Workers’ Compensation Commission assists Kids’ Chance of Arkansas in identifying and providing information about the scholarship fund to eligible dependents, Kids’ Chance of Arkansas is an entirely separate entity, complete with its own board of directors, corporate structure and by-laws.

The revised application will be available by January 15th of each year. The deadline for submitting a completed application package is May 15th of each year. The completed application and all supporting documentation must be received no later than May 15th of each year. Incomplete applications, applications missing supporting documents and applications received after the deadline will not be considered for a scholarship award.

Applicants must be at least 16 and no older than 22 years of age to enter the program. The death of or injury to the parent must have resulted in a decrease of family earnings, creating an impediment to the applicant’s education. Applicants must demonstrate good academic achievement and aptitude. Scholarships may be used to attend accredited vocation/technical schools, colleges or universities.

Scholarship recipients will be notified of their award by July 1st. Checks are presented at the annual Kids’ Chance of Arkansas Scholarship Awards Ceremony and reception at the Governor’s Mansion in July. Those recipients unable to attend the ceremony will receive their scholarship awards by mail.

Kids’ Chance brings together employers, insurers, employee groups and others involved in workers’ compensation matters to provide assistance for education to those qualifying dependent children.

Your support of the Kids’ Chance of Arkansas Chariy Golf Tournament and important educational scholarship program helps to provide an opportunity for college age children to pursue educational goals and fulfill their dreams for the future.

Board of Directors

Chuck McCauley

Chuck McCauley

President
CORVEL Corporation

10800 Financial Center Parkway, Suite 485
Benton, AR 72015
Phone:
501 255 6200
Email:
chuck_mccauley@corvel.com

Chuck McCauley

Howard Bennett

Treasurer
President of Systemedic

Systemedic, 11617 Kanis Rd,
Little Rock, AR 72211
Phone:
501 227 5553
Fax:
501 227 8362
Email:
hbennett@systemedic.com

Jill Johnson

Jill Johnson

Secretary
Risk Management Resources

PO Box 251770
Little Rock, AR 72225
Phone:
501 614 1112
Fax:
501 614 1412
Email:
Jill.johnson@bxsi.com

Amanda Dinwiddie

Amanda Dinwiddie

Workcomp Claims Specialist
Public Employee Claims Division

1 Commerce Way, Ste 505 Little Rock, AR 72202
Phone:
501 371 2710
Fax:
501 371 2724
Email:
amanda.dinwiddie@arkansas.gov

LJ Bryant

LJ Bryant

Self employed

1010 Wildberry Cove, Jonesboro, 72404
Phone:
501 412 3930

Suzanne Peterson

Suzanne Peterson

Account Manager

National Council on Compensation Insurance, 2400 Crestwood Road, Suite 207, North Little Rock, AR 72116

Phone:
501 753 5180
Fax:
501 812 0951
Email:
Suzanne_Peterson@ncci.com

Amanda Mann

Action Claims Administrators

1201 Military Rd, Suite 223, Benton, AR 72015
Phone:
855 284 5931, ext 714
Fax:
501 325 1097
Email:
amann@actionclaimsadministrators.com

S. Dale Douthit

AR Workers’ Compensation Comm.

PO Box 950, Little Rock , AR 72203-0950
Phone:
501 683 3412
Toll Free:
800 622 4472
Fax:
501 324 9568
Email:
DDouthit@awcc.state.ar.us

Friends of Kids’ Chance

Anna M. Bryant

Broadspire

PO Box 14344, Lexington, KY 40512-4344
Phone:
501 286 7391
Fax:
859 550 2171
Email:
Anna_Bryant@choosebroadspire.com

Gary Graham

NeuroRestorative

15000 Hwy 298, Benton , AR 72019
Phone:
800 743 6802
Email:
gary.graham@thementornetwork.com